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 Inspection & Code Enforcement

Mission and Purpose

The Division of Inspections and Code Enforcement is responsible for the administration of Chapters 113 and 159 of the Code of the City of East Orange that establish minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance, conditions and occupancy of residential and non-residential premises, and that provides for the repairs, demolition or vacation of premises unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use. This Division is also responsible for the enforcement of federal and state codes as pertaining to housing standards.

The Division of Inspections and Code Enforcement is supervised by a Division Manager who is a city officer appointed and confirmed in the same manner as the Director.

The Division of Inspections and Code Enforcement is supervised by a Division Manager who is a city officer appointed and confirmed in the same manner as the Director.

  • A requirement to apply for and to obtain a Certificate of Conformity before any changes in ownership of any building or premises to indicate that said building or premises complies with and conforms to the Provisions of the City Housing Code and is fit for human habitation. Fees for inspections for Certificate of Conformity vary according to size and use of the building or premises.
  • A requirement to apply for and to obtain a Certificate of Habitability before any change in tenancy of any premises, apartment or dwelling unit to indicate that said premises, apartment or dwelling unit complies with and conforms to the Provisions of the City Housing Code and is fit for human habitation The fee for inspections for Certificate of Habitability is fifty five dollars ($55.00) per dwelling unit. 
  • At any other times that a violation of the City Housing Code is thought to exist, a Complaint may be filed with the Division. Upon confirmation by a Field Representative, the Director or his assignee, acting as Public Officer, is empowered to serve upon the person responsible an Order compelling such person to correct or abate the existing violation. There is no fee inspections initiated by Complaint. 
  • The Division operates an overnight Hot Line to receive emergency complaints from tenants or occupants of premises, apartments or dwelling units within the City of East Orange. 
  • Violations of the City Housing Code are punishable by fines or imprisonment or both.

About

Dwight Saunders,
Director


City Hall
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07018  
 

Phone:  973- 266-5320

Fax:  973-673-4192 

Email: Dwight Saunders